Westmont, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
6418 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 963-8680
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Posts for: January, 2016

By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
January 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

When you look in the mirror, do you see the imperfections in your teeth before anything else? If this is the case, dental veneers restore both your teeth and your confidence. Veneers change the shape, length and color of your teeth, and provide you with the ideal smile. With help from your Westmont, IL dentist, you can find the right treatment plan to fix your teeth’s imperfections for good.Veneers

What are veneers? 
Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain or composite resin permanently affixed to the front of your teeth. If they are made from composite resin, only one appointment is necessary. If they are made from porcelain, your veneers are usually placed during a two-phase process. At your first appointment, your dentist takes a mold of your teeth. They then send the mold to a dental laboratory where a lab technician customizes each veneer. Molded directly onto the teeth, composite resin veneers eliminate the laboratory step. No matter the material, before veneers can be placed, your dentist must first prepare the teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This creates room for the width of the veneer. An etching solution slightly roughens the teeth to create a more textured surface for the adhesive to grasp onto. Once your dentist confirms the fit, they bond the veneer to the tooth using dental cement.

What can veneers repair? 
Veneers cover imperfections in your teeth such as:

  • chips
  • cracks
  • uneven teeth
  • discolored teeth which do not respond to whitening treatments
  • gapped or overlapping teeth

Veneers have the same light-reflecting qualities as real teeth, providing the most natural appearance possible. Each veneer is carefully color-matched to the surrounding teeth, adding to the natural appearance.

Am I a candidate for dental veneers? 
Good candidates for veneers have healthy teeth and gums with no signs of gum disease. If decay is present, dental work to remove it is necessary before placing the veneers. A good bite is also needed for veneers, as your teeth should line up correctly so as not to damage or wear down the veneers over time. Patients who grind their teeth or clench their jaws habitually are not good candidates for veneers. Additionally, healthy tooth enamel is crucial to supporting the veneers once they are placed.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S. in Westmont, IL. Call 708-598-8363 to schedule your consultation or veneers today!